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...was appointed by Governor Mike Pence to serve as the commissioner of the Indiana Department of Administration. In this role, she is responsible for a 200+ employee organization that manages statewide procurement, public works, real estate, facilities management, fleet services and minority and women’s business enterprise.
Most recently Robertson served as the State of Tennessee’s first chief procurement officer where she led the centralization of professional services and commodity procurement functions by creating the innovative and strategic Central Procurement Office. In her nearly two years leading the Central Procurement Office, Jessica and her team have identified savings over $100 million.
Previous to that position, Jessica served as deputy commissioner over procurement in Indiana where she led a team that streamlined the state’s approach to the purchasing of goods and services.
Jessica joined the public sector in 2005 as a Governor’s Fellow with the State of Indiana. In 2011, she was recognized as Graduate of the Last Decade from Indiana State University and was a member of the 2009 Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series.
Jessica holds a BS in finance from Indiana State University.